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March 12, 2006

Shippensburg lists achievements

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Following is a list of presentations, awards, honors and other achievements relating to Shippensburg University faculty and other members of the campus community.

Kazim Ali, assistant professor of English, was featured in a lead article by renowned poet Meena Alexander in the winter 2006 issue of American Poet. Ali also has poems forthcoming in Barrow Street and Painted Bride Quarterly. He was invited to read his poetry at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25 and at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in New York in February.

Jan Arminio, associate professor of counseling and college student personnel, was honored by the American College Personnel Association as one of its three Annuit Coeptis Senior Professionals. Arminio also wrote a book review of "Institutional Racism," which was published in the recent edition of the Journal of College Student Development.

Kent Chrisman and Donna Couchenour, faculty members in the early child program, have been notified that the second edition of their book, "Families, Schools and Communities: Together for Young Children," has been translated into Chinese.


Gerald L. Fowler, assistant professor of educational leadership, had his guest column, "You Might Be a Leader If..." published in the February issue of The Administrator, an educational publication circulated to every school superintendent nationally. He made a presentation Feb. 20 on educational leadership and technology at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference. On March 23, he is to conduct a workshop for educators on continuous improvement learning for the Shippensburg University Study Council.

Kenneth France, professor of psychology, and Kim Weikel, associate professor of psychology, and former student Michelle Kish, co-authored the second edition of "Helping Skills for Human Service Workers: Building Relationships and Encouraging Productive Change," which was published in January.

Richard D. Stone, associated professor of marketing and logistics, was quoted extensively in the article, "In energy crunch, some see the bright side," published in the Oct. 7, 2005, edition of the Pennsylvania Business Journal.

Twelve members of the science faculty and five science majors volunteered as judges for the 50th annual Carlisle Area Science Advisory Council Science Fair at Carlisle High School Jan. 28.

Judges from the biology department were Tim Maret, Todd Hurd, Richard Stewart, Pablo Delis, Marcie Lehman, Sherri Bergsten and Ruthanne Pitkin and students Jennifer Dick, Sarah Long and Jason Ambler.

Judges from the chemistry department were Joseph Shane and students Amanda Drake and Sarah Evans.

Judges from the psychology department were James Griffith, Kathryn Potoczak and Robert L. Hale and Jeffrey Bartel.

HCC offering course on being a landlord

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering an introductory course on being a landlord in Washington County.

"Landlord Crash Course" will be held Wednesday, March 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. Cost for the course is $40.

Topics include leases, lead paint laws, eviction and code enforcement.

The course is co-sponsored by the Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc.

"Landlord Crash Course" is one in a series of Real Estate Investing Seminars. Other courses include "Successful Real Estate Investing" offered April 19, "The Business of Being a Landlord" offered May 31, and "Landlord Laws for Washington County" offered June 14.

More information can be obtained by contacting Cynthia Hull at 301-790-2800, ext. 520. Those interested in registering may call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Bohun participates in MISGA meeting

MONT ALTO, Pa. - C. Sean Bohun, assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State Mont Alto, recently participated in the Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGA) meeting at Witwatersrand University.

Bohun and other international scholars invited to participate used applied mathematics to solve real-life problems posed by industry representatives.

Some of the problems presented to the mathematicians were: What causes the walls of concrete dams to crack? and How can extremely hazardous airblasts caused by the collapse of rock in mines be avoided?

Bohun is one of five scholars working to organize a new industrial workshop at the Fields Institute in Toronto.

The first of what is intended to be annual workshops will be hosted by the Fields Institute this summer.

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